Window on Pinellas, July 26
TBO.comTARPON SPRINGS - Church's men'sgroup to meet
Published: July 26, 2012
Published: July 26, 2012
The Church on the Bayou, a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, will hold a men's group dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Riverside Grille House.
Robert Moore will be the guest speaker and inform the group about trauma, how it impacts the lives of victims and how it can be treated.
According to a news release, Moore has conducted individual, marriage and family counseling for more than 30 years and also focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder.
The gathering is open to the public; RSVPs may be called into Ron Haddad at (727) 804-8332 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Riverside Grille House is at 10 Dodecanese Blvd., at the corner of Pinellas Avenue.
Fire departmentsto meet public
The next Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn Series will feature fire chiefs from the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue and East Lake Fire Rescue.
The "Get Fired Up!" event takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carrabba's Italian Grill, 33983 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor.
Palm Harbor and East Lake fire commissioners and Palm Harbor Fire Chief Jim Angle and East Lake Fire Chief Tom Jamison will be on hand to discuss the issues and challenges facing today's departments.
Cost, including lunch, is $15.
For more information or to RSVP, call (727) 784-4287.
Workshop helps aspiring writers
The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department is offering a new Aspiring Writers Workshop class at 10 a.m. Tuesdays or at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Tarpon Springs Community Center.
Each workshop meets for two hours, costs $40 per month and will cover various writing styles.
Participants must preregister by calling (727) 942-5628, and workshops begin the first week of September.
The Tarpon Springs Community Center is at 400 S. Walton Ave. More information may also be found by going to www.tsrdonline.com.
'Healthy Happenings' focuses on men
Florida Hospital North Pinellas will present its next "Healthy Happenings" event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Vincent De Paul church hall, 4843 Mile Stretch Road.
The free event is titled "Men's Only Morning — The Game of Life: Stay In It To Win It!"
Men of all ages are invited to attend as many physicians, health care professionals and community wellness representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide free health screenings. All guests will receive a complimentary continental breakfast, and a raffle will also be held.
Douglas S. Reintgen, a surgical oncologist with the West Coast Medical Group Surgical Institute and a University of South Florida professor of surgery, will serve as the event's guest speaker.
For more information on this week's event or to reserve seating, call (727) 943-3600.
Mah-jongg andhula hooping
The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department has announced two weekly programs that will begin in August.
New evening hula hoop exercise classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and be led by Sara Johnson, a licensed and certified trainer in Hoopnotica.
Hoopnotica is a high-cardio workout as well as a program that hosts classes all around the country and world.
Tuesday sessions will be held at 6 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S. Walton Ave., and focus on Hoopnotica Fit.
Thursdays are for beginners hoop dance classes and begin at 5:30 p.m. at Sunset Beach, at the western end of Gulf Road.
There is no age limit; joining costs $10 for those preregistered and $15 for drop-ins.
To find out more about the exercise program go to www.Hoopnotica.com or call (727) 942-5628.
Beginning on Aug. 9, the recreation department's mah-jongg group will start back up.
The group gathers at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Tarpon Springs Community Center and is designed for players experienced in the Chinese tile game.
There is a $2 per week charge to join, and players must purchase a mah-jonng membership card and bring their own board.
Questions related to the mah-jongg group may be called into (727) 942-5628.
Tarpon budgetworkshop schedule
Budget season officially got under way last Tuesday during a Tarpon Springs City Commission first workshop for fiscal 2013.
City officials will convene again to discuss Tarpon Springs' fiscal health at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at City Hall.
The first public hearing on the preliminary budget and tentative proposed millage will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Per Florida statute, cities' first public hearing must be held in the time frame from Sept. 3 to Sept. 18.
Tarpon's second public hearing to adopt the final budget and millage is set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24.
Concert set for Sunset Beach
The Music on the Beach concert series delivers The Little Big Show to headline its next event at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Sunset Beach.
Based in Tampa, The Little Big Show specializes in rock, alternative and country music ranging from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Each monthly concert is free to attend, and concessions are available for purchase on site at the westernmost end of Gulf Road.
A free shuttle bus runs from nearby Tarpon Springs High School to the beach.
Bringing lawn chairs is permissible, but no pets or alcohol are allowed.
The concert series is organized by the Tarpon Springs Recreation Department and the Friends of Music on the Beach, and is sponsored by Sun Toyota.
For more information on the concert, call (727) 942-5628 or go to www.TSRDonline.com.
Suncoast News staff report